President Ramaphosa's state of the nation speech showed his preference for less contentious matters that attract praise, rather than catalytic decisions.
Unemployed people in South Africa suffer acute distress and more needs to be done to give them social support.
The Conversation's 2020 economic survey points to a dismal year, with no progress on many of the key measures that matter for Australians and an increase in the unemployment rate.
Scores of jobs could be affected by the fourth industrial revolution – and not enough is being done to guard against this.
Men who work in female-dominated fields tend to get more prestige and higher wages.
As machine automation and artificial intelligence surge, there's paranoia our jobs will be overrun by robots. But even if this happens, work won't disappear, because humans need it.
As smartphone uptake and connectivity grows in Africa, so does the often unhealthy trend of young people betting on sports using their phones.
Being out of work is hard: here's how psychology is helping to make the process of finding a job a little easier.
Mental illness makes it harder to get and to keep a job. We need more employers prepared to give people with mental health challenges a go.
No matter how skilled or qualified they are, asylum seekerd say they've often forced to take whatever basic job they can just to survive.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
Women and children remain vulnerable to harm even after intimate violence has occurred. Coordinating a community's response can help avoid educational, employment, social, housing and legal problems.
Automation does threaten jobs, but the most widely cited study exaggerates the effect and pointed to job losses in places where they didn't happen.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.
Crony capitalism became firmly embedded under Ben Ali, benefiting his family and close friends.
Students who get admitted to Connecticut's career and technical education high schools are more likely to graduate and earn significantly more than peers who barely missed the cut.
Once rent is paid, having to live on only $14 a day doesn't cover the costs of job seeking. The evidence of the need to increase Newstart and Rent Allowance is overwhelming.
The US economy may be in worse shape than it seems.
The informal sector represents an opportunity to improve the lives of a large part of the workforce. Government should desist from harming livelihoods and broaden the scope of policy measures.
Government policies need to acknowledge individual agency as a mechanism for change, while reducing barriers to income-producing activities.